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White Iron Chain - Ely

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We will be going to Ely over Memorial weekend for the first time, and just wondering if anyone can tell me what the fishing is like up there? Actually staying on Farm Lake.

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Hi there, I have been going to the white iron chain for 15 years. Hopefully I can be of some help. First of all where are you staying on farm lake. We usually fish farm lake most of the time. get a lake map and ask the resort to mark the reef on the map. It is a rather large reef that goes from 35 feet up to around 10 feet. We do very well on walleyes and smallmouth bass there. Slip bobbers and jig with leeches work well for us. Also as you leave farm lake there is a little bay where the boys camp is at that has some deep weeds in it, another good place to try. If you are feeling up to it you can run all the way up white iron lake where the kiwishiwi river flows into it. The place is excellent and usually offers a mixed bag of fish to be caught. A good place to try for crappies is "ring rock" on white iron lake, again ask the resort to mark it on a map although it is very easy to find. I hope this helps somewhat, feel free to email me and I can give more detailed info and maybe scan my map so you can look at it. fredcombscintas@hotmail.com

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fishinbabe,

Fredcombs gave you some good advice. I, too, have been fishing the chain for around 15 years. My guess is you are staying at Timberlake Lodge. Excellent! I have some choice spots for you to try if you want to contact me at skip_phylis@yahoo.com.

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Ring Rock?? I was under the impression this was on birch lake near the north end...are we thinking the same spot?? Or are these 2 different places?? confused.gif

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Fred, Skip, I don't mean to intrude but would you mind if I emailed you also. We stay on Little Long in the summer but would like to venture out a little more.

Finns.

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Hey Finns,

For a quicker response just call yourself "Finnsbabe"! laugh.gif On a different note, I have alot fond memories at a friends place on Little Long,,, grew up swimming in that cold clear water and catching sunfish off the dock down near the old Camp Easton.

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laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

Finns

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If you are staying at Timbertrail lodge you will enjoy it. Our family has been going up there for 8 years during the Summer. Usually in July, and we do very well on Eyes & Smallies.

Fredcombs mentioned the same spot we do very well on. Definatly give cranks a shot also!!! Use very tiny glow jigs tipped with leeches under your slip bobber.

I have a 22" Smallie I caught and released there last Summer, and will be getting a graphite from Artistic Anglers in the near future.

Any other questions give a shout there are a few more spots on the map I can point out to you.

If we get up there this year, it won't be until Aug. Too many Babe Ruth Baseball tournaments going on. If not in Aug, I'll be heading up for the Fall bite!! It's suppose to be an awesome Crankbait bite. Big Fish!!!!

Rodmaker

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I'm planning on going up to that area in august. As of now I'm thinking about camping at the fall lake campgrounds. I've never been there. Is it a nice campground? Any other places nearby that may be better?

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I'm not sure where that is. Timbertrail lodge has a camping area. Give Bill a call up there. He can give you more info.

Rodmaker

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It's on fall lake, might be named something else. All I know is it's a state forest campground. I'll check out that timbertrail lodge though...that's on white iron?

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No,

It's on Farm lake. What I like about Farm compared to White Iron is no matter how windy it is you can always fish. There hasn't been a day on vac that we couldn't fish on Farm because of wind. Unless a big storm kicked up.

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Fred, Skip, you have mail. Hope you don't mind.

Finns.

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JBMasterAngler,

Silver Rapids Lodge also has a campground with RV hookups right on the shoreline of White Iron Lake. New owners, nice people-give them a call. cool.gif

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I'm heading up to Silver Rapids Lodge for a couple days in July. I'm really looking forward to it after reading these tips.

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Ya I've got a week reserved at Silver Rapids for a big Family reunion. Cabins, campsites, hotel suites. Something for everyone. Can't wait, as being originally from Ely, I have never fished the chain and will probably be looking here for a few pointers as well.

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